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News and announcements

2019

​Eurojust news and announcements posted in the current year are listed below.​

 
  • Eurojust-EJN Joint Note on the practical application of the EIO

    15 / 07 / 2019Eurojust and the European Judicial Network joined forces to publish ‘The Joint Note of Eurojust and the European Judicial Network on the practical application of the European Investigation Order’ in June 2019 to support the work of national authorities dealing with European Investigation Orders... read more

  • Winning the fight against fraud

    12 / 07 / 2019Participants in an OLAF–Eurojust high-level meeting, which took place yesterday, agreed that early contacts to form joint investigation teams, as well as an increase in the number of coordination meetings between Eurojust National Members and investigators from the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), will lead to a higher success rate in fighting crimes against the EU’s financial interests ... read more

  • Landmark ruling on the European Arrest Warrant

    12 / 07 / 2019In a headline-grabbing judgement on 27 May 2019, the European Court of Justice ruled that German public prosecution offices may no longer issue European Arrest Warrants since they were found not to have a sufficiently independent status. The ruling, which has immediate and far-reaching implications for the daily interaction between judicial authorities, immediately spurred Eurojust into action... read more

  • Step forward against illegal migration

    10 / 07 / 2019The 2nd EU-Egypt Dialogue on Migration brought together in Egypt high-ranking officials from international and EU organisations and representatives from the Egyptian government to join forces against the ever-evolving challenge of migrant smuggling. The participants agreed to strengthen their operational and strategic cooperation by taking a series of coordinated actions in origin, transit and destination countries... read more

  • Farewell to Laima Čekelienė, National Member for Lithuania

    04 / 07 / 2019Eurojust sadly bids farewell to the National Member for Lithuania, Ms Laima Čekelienė, who, after 11 years at Eurojust, is returning to Lithuania to finish her prosecutorial career, dealing with matters of international cooperation... read more

  • Maria Schnebli, first Liaison Prosecutor for Switzerland, returns home

    27 / 06 / 2019​Maria Schnebli, who joined Eurojust in March 2015 as the first Liaison Prosecutor for Switzerland, will depart at the end of July. She will be rejoining the Attorney General’s Office in Berne, supervising all international corruption investigations, and leading some investigations herself.... read more

  • Justice for victims of MH17 crash: the role of Eurojust

    20 / 06 / 2019​The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 in Ukraine, and the tragic loss of 298 lives, led to a lengthy forensic and criminal investigation. ... read more

  • Spanish Justice Minister stresses importance of Eurojust’s coordinating role

    18 / 06 / 2019​The Spanish Minister of Justice, Ms Dolores Delgado Garcia, expressed her strong support for Eurojust today during her visit to its premises in The Hague... read more

  • Tackling cybercrime through joint investigation teams

    07 / 06 / 2019On 5-6 June, experts on joint investigation teams from national authorities and EU institutions met at Eurojust to explore how to effectively deal with these obstacles in cybercrime investigations and maximise the potential of joint investigation teams to address this growing security concern... read more

  • Eurojust’s role supported by Justice and Home Affairs Council

    06 / 06 / 2019Mr Klaus Meyer-Cabri, Vice-President of Eurojust, participated in the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg to contribute to the discussions on future developments in the fight against cross-border crime... read more

  • Strengthening the fight against mafia networks

    04 / 06 / 2019A high-ranking delegation of the Italian Parliamentary Anti-Mafia Commission met today with the President and Vice-President of Eurojust to reinforce the strategic cooperation in the fight against mafia groups and transnational organised crime... read more

  • Stepping up the fight against doping

    27 / 05 / 2019Experts from anti-doping organisations and EU agencies gathered today for a conference in Budapest, the Sport Capital of Europe 2019, to strengthen their cooperation in fighting doping and the trade of illegal doping substances. The participants sent a powerful message to criminals all over the world by stressing the importance of international collaboration in stopping the supply and suppliers of doping substances... read more

  • XXVII anniversary of the assassination of Giovanni Falcone, Palermo, Italy

    23 / 05 / 2019Statement by Filippo Spiezia, Vice President of Eurojust and National Member for Italy at Eurojust... read more

  • Digital Justice: a must in the 21st century

    16 / 05 / 2019Eurojust at NADAL conference: EU judicial cooperation requires appropriate funding Eurojust Vice President Klaus Meyer-Cabri underlined the importance of a rapid introduction of an EU wide Digital Justice infrastructure, at the NADAL network meeting of Public Prosecutors of the Supreme Judicial Courts of EU Member States in Tallinn today... read more

  • EU Justice Commissioner Jourová visits Eurojust

    14 / 05 / 2019​Ms Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, met today at Eurojust with President Ladislav Hamran to discuss efforts to strengthen the fight against cross-border crime and budgetary matters.... read more

  • Swedish Home Minister expresses support for Eurojust during visit

    14 / 05 / 2019​​Mr Mikael Damberg, Swedish Minister for Home Affairs, visited Eurojust today, expressing his support for the EU’s Judicial Cooperation Unit. ... read more

  • The European Union takes a stand against cybercrime

    05 / 04 / 2019Judicial practitioners from across Europe gathered at Eurojust, the EU’s Judicial Cooperation Unit, for the 6th European Judicial Cybercrime Network (EJCN) plenary meeting, to strengthen the fight against ever-evolving threats posed by cybercrime​​... read more

  • Justice meets culture

    21 / 03 / 2019Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union at Eurojust On the occasion of the first Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Eurojust, the EU’s Judicial Cooperation Unit, hosted an event bringing together high-ranking Romanian officials and Eurojust representatives. The event was organised at Eurojust’s premises in The Hague in cooperation with the Romanian Embassy in The Hague and the Romanian National Desk at Eurojust ... read more

  • Interview with Raivo Sepp, former Eurojust National Member for Estonia

    07 / 03 / 2019On the bittersweet occasion of the departure of Raivo Sepp after 15 years at Eurojust, an interview was conducted to reflect on his many contributions to Eurojust’s success... read more

  • Counter-terrorism: New Paris Public Prosecutor visits Eurojust

    15 / 02 / 2019Yesterday, Mr Rémy Heitz, appointed Procureur de Paris in November 2018, visited Eurojust. He is responsible for the prosecution of all common law offenses committed within the jurisdiction of Paris, and the prosecution of all national terrorism and cybercrime cases... read more

  • Eurojust President welcomes the European Parliament vote on cooperation agreement with Georgia

    14 / 02 / 2019​Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of the signing of an agreement of cooperation in criminal matters between Eurojust, the European Union's Judicial Cooperation Unit, and Georgia, the first agreement ever to be concluded with a State of the South Caucasus region. The agreement, if subsequently approved by the Council, will unlock the possibility of a more robust exchange of information in criminal investigations between the two parties.... read more

  • Justice in Europe and the Mediterranean

    30 / 01 / 2019Eurojust is pleased to host the second meeting of the EuroMed Forum of Prosecutors General at its premises in The Hague on 30 and 31 January. The goal of the EuroMed Forum is to enhance international judicial cooperation between EU Member States and Southern partner countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, , Morocco, Palestinian Authority and Tunisia)... read more

  • First Europol/Eurojust report on encryption observatory function

    28 / 01 / 2019Today, Eurojust published the 1st joint Europol/Eurojust report of the observatory function on encryption to support police and judiciary, when dealing with the use of encryption in criminal cases.The report responds to the need for an observatory function on encryption, to continuously assess the impact of encryption on criminal investigations... read more

  • EU Agencies committed to strengthening the fight against intellectual property crime

    24 / 01 / 2019Today, the Heads of EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies came together at Eurojust, the EU’s Judicial Cooperation Unit, for the 2nd high-level meeting on a joint strategy related to intellectual property crime, to strengthen interagency cooperation against IP crime and agree on new roles and concrete actions... read more

  • Step forward against migrant smuggling in the Mediterranean

    23 / 01 / 2019Today and tomorrow, in Rome, the Seventh European Union Naval Force Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED) Shared Awareness and De-confliction in the Mediterranean (SHADE MED) FORUM (the Forum) is bringing together military, judicial and police experts from various countries and organisations to better coordinate their actions against migrant smuggling and organised crime in the Mediterranean. The Forum’s participants are sharing their knowledge and best practice... read more

  • Now open: latest call for applications for financial assistance to JITs

    09 / 01 / 2019As part of Eurojust’s mission to stimulate and improve the coordination of investigations and prosecutions in cross-border criminal cases, the latest call for proposals for financial assistance to joint investigation teams (JITs) is now open... read more